STAFF

Christen Long

MMI Operations Specialist

Christen Long is our new Operations Specialist at MMI that just joined us this past August 2016.   Christen grew up in Fresno and at Peoples church.  Christen has worked for a number of non-profits in the Washington, DC area and came back to Fresno to be with family.  Christen’s talents are in the area for organizational development and bookkeeping.  Christen got her BA in English from the University of Maryland, College Park.  When you call MMI now, Christen will be answering your calls.

 

 

Alisa Martin

Director of Warehouse Management

Alisa Martin first volunteered at MMI May of 2006 and fell in love with what we do. She is now MMI’s Director of Warehouse Operations. She enjoys working with volunteers packing supplies and sending out shipments, (and she really likes driving the forklift). Alisa has been married to Kelly Martin for 16 years, they have three children: Grahm, Chyna and Nate.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Louie Martina

Board Chairman

Louie is the CEO of PARC Environmental. He took his first mission trip fifteen years ago, and a love for God’s people throughout the world was birthed in him. Since then, he has traveled to many different countries and worked to grow God’s Kingdom. In addition to Board Chairman, Louie heads up the MMI international construction teams. He and his wife Marguery have four grown children and two grandchildren.

Tom and Nancy Stoeckel

Board Members / Founders

Tom and Nancy founded MMI in 1998 after seeing firsthand the vast need for health care and supplies globally. Tom is a retired Naval Captain and a registered nurse since 1975 with extensive medical experience as the Department Head of Level One Trauma Center Emergency Department for 13 years. He has Master’s Degrees in Radiation Physics and Counseling Psychology and has been an Ordained Minister since 2008 from the Berean school of the Bible. Nancy has a Master’s Degree in Science and is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Over the last twenty one years she has worked as a Public Health Nurse and a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner specializing in women’s health. Together, Tom and Nancy combine their extensive education and experience with a love for Christ and a passion for reaching and caring for others, mentoring and teaching, especially the under-served around the world.

Samantha Husman

Board Member

As MMI’s newest Board Member, Samatha Husman has already left her mark on the organization. With a heart to serve and a passion for the mission of MMI, she’s making investments that will leave a lasting impact on those that MMI serves around the world.

Through her participation on the M*A*S*H Team (MMI’s marathon training team), Samantha has educated and recruited others to join her in her fundraising efforts for MMI. Twelve of her co-workers signed on as part of the M*A*S*H Team for the Two Cities Half-Marathon that took place in early November. According to Samantha, it was a great time of personal growth and team building. “I recommend it highly for anyone who has a team, manages a team, or just wants to get healthier and support a great cause as a part of a team,” said Samantha.

Additionally, Samantha is a logistics specialist and has worked in domestic supply management for the past 15 years. Her knowledge is an incredible resource to the MMI staff when it comes to shipping containers around the world. It’s this experience that drew Samantha to MMI in the first place. “During my second M*A*S*H Team event I became more interested in the non-profit that the team supported, so I began asking questions about MMI’s mission,” said Samantha. “I was most interested in the logistics aspect of MMI’s mission and thought I might be able to volunteer my time to offer assistance in that area.” Samantha was right, as her assistance is greatly valued and appreciated by all who work with her at MMI.

Samantha attends NorthPointe Community Church with her husband, Paul. They have four adult children, with their youngest still living at home and attending a special day program.

Angelica Gonzalez

Board Member

Angelica Gonzalez is a new member on the MMI Board but a long time friend of MMI. Her husband George Gonzalez, MD was a MMI founding board member and Angelica has been part of MMI’s growth and development over the years. Her commitment to MMI became personal when their local chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) was asked to fundraise for a MMI container to the Nebobongo Hospital in the DRC in 2012. During that time a malaria/salmonella outbreak brought 30 kids per day to this small hospital coupled with an ebola outbreak later that summer. In 2013, Dr Gonzalez and Angelica traveled to the Nebobongo Hospital to provide medical education for the staff. It was there that Angelica got to see up close and personal a hospital with no running water or electricity and to see how the medical supplies entrusted to MMI make a significant difference in a 3rd world hospital overseas. Since then, their local Fresno CMDA has fundraised for a new red brick pediatric ward ((2014) and a 2. MMI container (2015) for the Nebobongo Hospital. Angelica received her MSW in Social Work from USC and a BS Degree in Psychology from UC Davis.

Nora Christensen

Board Member

Nora Christensen is a beloved member and the heart and soul of the MMI Board of Directors. As a long-time friend of the Tom and Nancy Stoeckel, Nora has been actively supporting the work of MMI since its inception in 1998. Nora has been the driving force behind MMI’s much needed growth in the area of sustainability and a huge part of the planning and execution of MMI’s Community Development project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nora’s husband, Norm passed two years ago and watches proudly from his heavenly home as Nora continues their legacy of ministry and love in Christ. Nora has three sons, six grandchildren and 10 great grand children. Nora has called People’s Church home for almost fifty years.

Ralph Handly, O.D.

Board Member

Dr. Ralph Handly is an Optometrist retired after 45 years of practice. His practice venues have included the military, solo private practice and a group eye care practice. He is a retired US Army Colonel and recently retired as a partner at Eye-Q Vision Care in Fresno where he served 10 years as Board President. Since he joined the board of MMI, Ralph has volunteered countless hours in our warehouse building our supply of prescription glasses and working on donated equipment. Ralph has been married to Barbara, a retired nurse administrator, for 48 years and they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. They share a love of travel and a passion for the vision and ministry of MMI.

Hymman Wood

Board Member

Hymman Otis Wood, Jr. has been deeply involved in pastoring, leading, teaching, and serving on missions for over fifty years. With degrees from California State University Fresno, Assemblies of God Seminary, and Fresno Pacific University, Hymman brings his education as well as his experience to MMI. He and his wife Virginia have two sons and four grandchildren.

VOLUNTEER STAFF

Rachel Kenny

Director of International Clinics

In the spring of 2012, before she entered the nursing program at Fresno State, Rachel had the opportunity of going to an orphanage in Haiti, where God continued transforming her heart and shifting her passion to serve and love His people across the world. Rachel first encountered MMI in the fall following that trip to Haiti. She began volunteering at the MMI Clovis warehouse then joined the medical teams going to Fiji and the Solomon Islands in 2013. After this life-changing experience, God opened the door for her to become a part of the MMI team as one of the overseas clinic leaders. Currently Rachel graduated from nursing school this past December 2015. Rachel says, “I am excited to continue pursuing the Lord’s calling of medical missions as I become and RN!”  Rachel is working as a nurse in the BURN UNIT!!!

MMI is always recruiting volunteers to assist us in our mission of providing hope through medical aid. Medical and non-medical volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join us!

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